There aren't many astrological matches that have more 'click power' than Scorpio and Capricorn. Once they bond, these two signs can look forward to love that lasts to the end of their lives. Fixed water Scorpio and cardinal earth Capricorn can be each other's missing puzzle piece, even fulfill their soulmate dreams together. The key to this couple's lasting happiness is not to avoid pain, but to find an enjoyable balance between the two. Few signs have a higher pain threshold.
Water and Earth
The twelve signs of the zodiac boil down to four elements with three signs in each. Water represents emotions, dreams, and the psychic arena, while the earth element is grounded in actions, sensations, and physical phenomena. These two represent the full emotional and physical spectrum of agony to ecstasy. A healthy relationship between a water and an earth element includes a blissful blend of pleasure and pain within a stable structure. They don't need drama; this couple has fortitude.
Highly sensitive to others' denied emotions, Scorpio prefers to stay home alone or to remain on the sidelines, immersed in his inner experience. This works for Capricorn, who, while she can enjoy an occasional party, dislikes wasting valuable time on social chitchat. She prefers to attend events that further her career ambitions or are otherwise unavoidable. These two like to stay home together, Scorpio enjoying the peaceful psychic space while Capricorn does what is necessary to further her work. They both value close relationships with a small group of low-maintenance friends. Though quiet and understated, they attract people to them.
Scorpio feels everything deeply, but she is not comfortable expressing her emotions outwardly. Like an iceberg, most of her experience lies beneath the surface, and she needs privacy and space to manage her own depths. Pragmatic, grounded Capricorn does not mind this, for he tends to spend most of his time working or planning future labours. Capricorn will not delve or intrude, and Scorpio appreciates this a lot. Capricorn grows through struggle and difficulty and needs to burn off physical and emotional energy through exercise and the exertion of self-discipline. As long as he does not try to manage and control his Scorpio partner, that poses no problem.
These two are sexy signs. Capricorn may be at first more interested in the physical release, but Scorpio's sexual power, like water, seeps into the cracks and creates a potent, undeniable bond between them. Scorpio commits all the way; no one is more loyal, unless it is Capricorn, to whom traditional values are important. Their sexual focus is not on athleticism or technique (though they enjoy both), but on feelings and sensations. Capricorn gets more than she has bargained for in this relationship. She has never experienced such sweet intimacy, and while she was not seeking that, once she finds it, she won't let it go.
With Taurus as his opposite sign, Scorpio's spiritual values are earthy ones. Not religious by nature, he still knows there is more to life than the obvious. He gravitates to paganism or occultism, which honours both the feminine and the masculine principles and includes the dark side. He is awed by the depth and beauty of the world, but he does not care about labels nor does he seek answers. If he experiences a spiritual epiphany, he keeps it to himself.
Capricorn is a pragmatist. She will go to church if it is her tradition, but she believes only what she perceives with her senses, and even then she will doubt and question. Capricorn respects her partner's right to his own spiritual experience even if she doesn't share it. She knows the world works according to fundamental principles, which she tests and tries for herself.
Much depends on the level of maturity of both parties. Immature Scorpios are secretive and manipulative while immature Capricorns are controlling and rigid. Scorpio is emotionally powerful; a brooding Scorpio can darken the space around her, making everything feel more difficult, like walking through water. Meanwhile, Capricorn, oblivious to emotional subtleties, forges through the difficulty, not knowing why it is so hard, but struggling. Their love can become an invisible psychic battlefield. These signs have great patience and fortitude. Their bond is so powerful that even when the relationship is at its worst, it may be tolerable and even rewarding to them. To fulfill their best potential, though, both sides must grow up and take responsibility for their own negative patterns.
Scorpio has the power to connect with her Taurus Earth opposite and literally come to her senses. When she is connected to her body and the simple pleasures of movement and sensation, the whole world around her relaxes and stabilizes. Capricorn's Earth sign is Cancer, and when he connects with that, he is gifted with a depth of empathy and nurturance that opens his heart to those who depend on him.
Scorpio and Capricorn, as water and earth element signs, are traditionally considered to be feminine in nature (passive, receptive), but it makes a difference when one identifies as male and the other as female.
Female Scorpio and Male Capricorn
This relationship looks more traditional in terms of gender roles. Scorpio women amplify the empathic, receptive qualities of their element; deep, mysterious, charismatic, her desires have palpable power whether she asserts them or not. Capricorn represents traditional masculine power, even though it is an earth sign. Because social conditioning supports men to be ambitious and authoritative, the male in this relationship tends to dominate. He expects her to support his career goals and put her own second. The Scorpio woman, however, is a master of 'power under,' ensuring her needs are met while making it seem like it was his idea all along.
Male Scorpio and Female Capricorn
A Scorpio man is powerful and passionate; he also tends to be jealous and possessive. It takes a special man to be comfortable with a strong, assertive woman; a Scorpio man can pull it off as long as he is mature enough not to fret about what other people think. If he has traditional ideas about masculinity and power, he may fight in order not to appear 'hen-pecked,' while a Capricorn woman who believes in traditional roles may suppress her ambition in the world but struggle for control at home. A couple that shares progressive values about gender equality will do best in this combination.
Their Bottom Line
Even the best relationships have a dark side, and few are darker than Scorpio and Capricorn, yet they each have such a high tolerance for struggle and pain that it barely bothers them. The solid life they can create together is worth the work to face their demons and develop their potential for love and trust. They can be each other's greatest gift and best friend, harmonizing on every level, when they are willing to grow together.